• Garv’s Pick of the Week: Fritz Lang: The Silent Films (Kino Lorber)

    Happy Black Friday (and Thanksgiving) week, fellow film fanatics.  Here are a few notable titles that are hitting stores on Tuesday — just in time for the stampedes. For the release week of November 21st: Garv’s Pick of the Week: Fritz Lang: The Silent Films :...
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)

    Film as a medium is often an entertainment, occasionally it rises to the level of art, but it is always a historical record.  This is obvious when one thinks about documentaries or newsreels, but even narrative film captures a point in time and unintentional historical information, such as modes...
  • Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2015)

    If you’re a fan of documentaries or of movies in general, you won’t want to miss Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story.  This delightful film documents the ups and downs in the careers and marriage of two of the unsung heroes of American cinema, Harold and Lillian Michelson....
  • Criterion Titles for December

    The Criterion Collection has announced its Blu-ray titles for December.  With the exception of Alexander Payne’s dark comedy Election (1999), it’s a documentary month from the label.  The other titles include The Complete Monterey Pop Festival (1968-1986), Général Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974), and the label’s biggest...
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